Halep tops Petkovic for first grand slam final

JULIEN PRETOT
Last updated 05:54 06/06/2014
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MAIDEN FINAL: Simona Halep battled past Andrea Petkovic in two sets to face Maria Sharapova in the women's French Open final.

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Simona Halep reached her first grand slam final when she beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 7-6(4) in the semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday (local time).

The Romanian fourth seed, who will face 2012 champion and last year's runner-up Maria Sharapova on Saturday, blazed through the opening set as her 28th-seeded opponent struggled with early nerves.

She fell a break down in the second but recovered to force a tiebreak which she always controlled.

Halep, who has yet to drop a set, ended the contest on her first match point with yet another forehand winner.

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